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Three finalists for OPD chief announced

The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

Homeless seek warmth in restrooms

As the weather gets colder, more homeless people seek nighttime shelter inside the bathrooms at several of Oxford’s parks. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

City looks for new top cop

Three Oxford Board of Aldermen will join five members of the community to form a citizens’ committee to screen applications for the chief of police. Chief Mike Martin is retiring at the end of January. (October 17, 2012, Page 1)

Big game keeps policy busy

Local police made 75 arrests this weekend after the population of Oxford doubled when the Rebels played the University of Texas. One of the arrests was that of a former Ole Miss student who was tackled by officers when he ran onto the field during halftime in his boxers, at one point mooning the crowd. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford ready to welcome Texas fans

Between returning Ole Miss alumnus and UT fans, Oxford could see 100,000 additional people in town this weekend. Area emergency responders and city and university officials are gearing up for what could be record-breaking crowds Saturday. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Are we ready to follow Game Day rules?

With close to 50,000 football fans expected in Oxford this weekend, city and University of Mississippi officials are asking everyone to adhere to local laws in regards to parking, smoking and drinking. (August 31, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

Aldermen consider police car take-home policy

The members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen collectively said they would be more likely to support the Oxford Police Department’s request to adopt a patrol car take-home policy if it was restricted to officers living within the city limits. (August 22, 2012, Page 9)

No road fatalities reported

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported no fatal wrecks in the Oxford-Lafayette County area — or anywhere in Mississippi for that matter — during the long Memorial Day weekend. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Law officers expand patrols

Local law enforcement officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Weekend to make sure no one spends their holiday grieving the loss of a loved one due to the lack of a seat belt or a drunk driver. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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